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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Christmas on a Budget, Quilting, Sewing

It Really is So Dog Gone Cute!

Last week for WIP Wednesday, I showed you the large So Dog Gone Cute block I’d made; modeling it after Oldest Daughter’s and her partner’s little dog, Bhodi. At the time when I posted about it, I thought the block was finished and ready to be turned into a pillow cover. But then in the comments, Mary Anne suggested that…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday & Turtle Testers Wanted

In addition to the secret Christmas projects that I’ve been working on this past week, I’ve been stitching away on the pockets for my Advent Calendar. I embroidered the last of the numbers this morning so now I’m ready to cut them into strips and add them to the calendar itself. The Advent Calendar is my October goal for A…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #29

As I was searching through my vintage Workbasket pattern files for one to share with you, I realized that it’s been quite a while since I posted an alphabet pattern. This one is quite different from the ones I shared in the past such as the 2″ Floral Alphabet A to O (letters P to Z) and the smaller 1″…

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Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – So Dog Gone Cute

This is the time of year when there are lots of projects in various stages of progress but the majority of which can’t be shared until after Christmas.  However, there is one Christmas gift-in-progress that I can share as the recipient doesn’t read my blog. When Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts first announced that she was having a Quilt Along…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #28

We woke to big, fluffy, flakes of snow falling yesterday morning.  I posted a short video on Instagram @supermomnocape for those of you who love seeing that first snow fall. By the afternoon it had all melted and today it’s supposed get up to 13 C… which is a good thing because I am definitely not ready for it to…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Pencil & Pillow Cases

Last night was the London Writers Society’s monthly meeting and I felt so good walking into that room full of strangers carrying my new writing tote.  Isn’t it funny how something as simple as a fun new tote can give a person that little boost of confidence. There’s even been a new addition. The pencil case is made out of…

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Recipes

Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits

The first time I made my version of GF Cheesy Garlic Bread, we all agreed that they tasted a lot like the biscuits we used to get at Red Lobster but better.  That got me wondering if I could adjust the recipe to make drop biscuits.   I’ve made this quite a few times now and feel confident in sharing it.…

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Embroidery, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Advent Calendar & Cutting Table Progress

I’ve taken a bit of a computer break except for posting a couple of photos on Instagram @supermomnocape. I haven’t even turned on my laptop since Sunday evening when I scheduled Monday’s post.  In addition to recovering from the busyness of Thanksgiving, I’ve been doing some stitching.  I limit myself to just a few strands at each session but it…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #27

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada.  I would like to wish all my Canadian readers a very happy and safe celebration.  We have so very much to be thankful for. Today I’m sharing this beautiful vintage Workbasket pattern for a basket filled with daisies. Many think of daisies as spring flowers but there are lovely varieties that bloom in…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

I Got a Little Carried Away

A couple of week’s ago after reading Thread Riding Hood’s post about sewing pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles, I had only intended to make two pillowcases to donate as an Act of Gratitude for a close family member being declared one year cancer free.   But they are so quick and easy to make that I got a little…

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